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Christmas in July brings hundreds to Broad Street

Motorcyclists brought thousands of toys for patients

We had an amazing day with our 21st annual Christmas in July Toy Run on Sunday, July 30. With Santa leading the way, over 600 motorcyclists from the Philadelphia Chapter of the Centurions rode down Broad Street to deliver thousands of toys for our patients during our annual Christmas in July celebration.

Shriners, families and hospital staff all gathered in the lobby to meet Santa and enjoy snacks while patients perused our pop-up toy shop and choose their Christmas gifts.

In addition to the toy donations, monetary donations have also been a part of the Centurions Motor Cycle Club, Philadelphia Chapter's annual Christmas in July Toy Run. With their donation of over $36,000 this year, they have collectively raised more than $341,000 to date. They have a permanent plaque on the Shriners Hospital donor wall.

After the toy run, riders enjoyed an after-party at the Ukrainian Club, featuring live entertainment and complimentary catering courtesy of Mission BBQ.

Thank you to everyone who came out to welcome the bikers and Santa and support our mission. We're already looking forward to next year's toy run!

Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. The Philadelphia Shriners Hospital provides care for congenital and acquired orthopaedic conditions, as well as acute and rehabilitative care for children with spinal cord injuries.

Collage of photos from Christmas in July. Smiles abound at this annual event.

Chapter 53 East of the Teamster Horsemen Motorcycle Association Inc. were on hand to present their donation of $4,252 for our hospital. Their chapter serves the Philadelphia vicinity and all of South Jersey. Their purpose is to raise funds to help our brother and sister members within the Teamsters Union in need as well as to donate to charitable organizations, especially children’s organizations.
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